Thursday, December 10, 2009

Sewing Travel Kit

This is a traveling Sewing Kit I made for my Sister-in-Law Abby. A few years ago she noticed a travel kit I made for myself, she really like the idea so I made her one of her very own. I use these for single projects I happen to be working on. They unfold nicely to reveal the current project then fold back up into a compact case; I then throw the case into my purse or bag and take it with me.

I have one that I just made out of scraps I have started using it for Socks. I keep a tape measure, crochet hook and my #2 double point needles along with a small notebook and pattern. Once I finish one pair of socks I just throw in another ball of yarn and the next pair is started. So far it has been really great having everything in one place, I don't have to waste time looking for all the parts when I'm trying to head out the door in the morning.

This case above will fit: Large hoop ( or smaller), thread, scissors, thimbles and pattern. I even made a quilted backing for needles, I hate loosing mine. Now this one is finished it is time to drop it in the mail and make the next one.

This only took about 2 1/2 hours. I purchased a few of the quilters packs, they come with 4-5 12" squares of various cohesive colors. I cut sizes and shapes as needed and the whole thing gets ironed as I go. I wonder what the next one will be for?

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